JoJo Siwa is Finally on Top!


Makayla Kennedy, Lifestyle Editor

She’s finally on top of the pyramid this year! JoJo Siwa is one of this year’s contestants on season 30 of Dancing with the Stars, but it’s bigger than that — she’s the very first person in the history of DWTS to dance with a same sex partner. 

JoJo Siwa rose to the top on the reality show ‘Dance Moms’ in 2015. She was on the show for two seasons before leaving and signing with Nickelodeon. JoJo is famous for her massive hair bows, bright sparkly outfits, and energetic personality, making her a great role model for kids. 

In January of 2021 after much speculation and rumors, JoJo came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. She then revealed that she was dating her best friend Kylie Prew, who she met on a cruise in late 2020. 

JoJo stated in an interview with People Magazine, “I don’t want people to watch my videos or buy my merchandise if they aren’t going to support not only me, but the LGBTQ community.”

Now with a massive dance background and a new movie about dance coming out, JoJo seems like a great fit for Dancing With The Stars, right? Well on August 26, 2021, JoJo was announced as the first contestant for season 30. Not only was she the first contestant announced, she also announced she was going to be paired with a female dancing partner, making history as the first same sex dance partners in DWTS history. 

On opening night of the show, we got to meet JoJo’s partner, Jenna Johnson. Jenna has been dancing as a pro on the show for eight seasons, even winning season 26. JoJo and Jenna danced last on the show but placed the highest scoring out of everyone. They earned a 29/30 with their quickstep, even with Jenna slipping and JoJo making a smooth save. 

Later on they posted their gratitude and love for the fans on Instagram. “FIRST SAME SEX COUPLE!!! And I’m proud to say it,” Jenna wrote, along with some sweet words for JoJo. JoJo also posted on Instagram, saying, “Making history and top score of the night was literally a dream come true for me.” 

While this season is just getting started, JoJo is already here to win. We are so excited to see her do what she does best and dance her heart away. Let’s see her win this season!